Brooklyn in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 723

  • 1941-01-31 Jessica Walter, American actress (Play Misty For Me, Arrested Development), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-04-13 Michael Stuart Brown, American geneticist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1985), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-04-23 Michael Lynne, American film producer (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-04-25 Lawrence J. Smith, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Florida (1983-93), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-04-30 Johnny Farina, American rocker (Santo & Johnny), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-05-15 Lainie Kazan [Levine], American stage and screen singer and actress (Lust in the Dust; Beaches: My Big Fat Greek Wedding), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-06-15 Harry Nilsson, American pop and rock singer-songwriter ("Everybody's Talkin'"; "One"; "Without You"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1941-06-22 Michael Lerner, actor (8 Men Out, Harlem Nights), born in Brooklyn, New York

Bernie Sanders

1941-09-08 Bernie Sanders, American politician (Rep-(Independent)-Vermont 1991-2007, Senator-(I)-Vermont 2007-), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1941-11-27 Eddie Rabbitt, American songwriter ("Kentucky Rain"), and country singer ("I Love a Rainy Night"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)

Carole King

1942-02-09 Carole King, American Grammy Award-winning songwriter, ("Up On The Roof"; "One Fine Day"; "Pleasant Valley Sunday") piano player, and singer (Tapestry - "You've Got A Friend"; "So Far Away"; "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman"), born in Manhattan, New York

  • 1942-03-23 Jimmy Miller, American record producer and musician (The Rolling Stones), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1942-04-01 Phil Margo, American rock vocalist (Tokens - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942-04-09 Brandon De Wilde, American actor (Jamie; Wild in the Sky), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1972)

Barbra Streisand

1942-04-24 Barbra Streisand, American pop singer ("People"; "The Way We Were"; "Evergreen"), stage and screen actress (Funny Girl; What's Up, Doc?), film director (Yentl) and EGOT (Emmy; Grammy; Oscar; and Tony awards winner), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1942-05-17 Myles Brand, American sports administrator (4th NCAA President), born in Brooklyn, NY (d. 2009)
  • 1942-06-26 Larry "The Mole" Taylor, American session (The Monkees) and touring rock and blues bass player (Canned Heat - "On the Road Again"; John Mayall; Tom Waits), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1942-07-01 William Carney, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942-07-09 Robert J. Frankel, American thoroughbred race horse trainer (5 x Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer; US Champion Trainer by earnings 1993, 2002, 03), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)

Roy DeMeo

1942-09-07 Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1942-10-07 Joy Behar [Occhiuto], American actress and comedian (The View), born in Brooklyn, New York

Judith Sheindlin

1942-10-21 Judith Sheindlin, Jurist and Television personality (Judge Judy), born in Brooklyn, New York

Doris Kearns Goodwin

1943-01-04 Doris Kearns Goodwin, American historian and writer (Team of Rivals, No Ordinary Time), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1943-01-30 Sandy Deane [Yaguda], American rock singer (Jay and the Americans - "This Magic Moment"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-02-11 Alan Rubin, American jazz and session trumpeter and flugelhorn player (SNL; Blues Brothers) known as "Mr Fabulous", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1943-02-14 Bob Murphy Jr, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1970 runner-up; 11 Senior PGA Tour titles), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-02-14 Aaron Russo, American political activist, movie producer and director (Trading Places, Wise Guys, The Rose), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1943-02-21 David Geffen, American record producer (Geffen Records; Asylum) and film studio executive (DreamWorks SKG), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-03-30 Jay Traynor, American pop singer (Jay and the Americans, 1960-62 - "She Cried"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)

Billy Cunningham

1943-06-03 Billy Cunningham, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward, coach (NBA champion player & coach Philadelphia 76ers), born in Brooklyn, New York

Henry Hill

1943-06-11 Henry Hill Jr., American mobster and FBI informant (inspired Goodfellas), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)

  • 1943-06-27 Rico Petrocelli, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-07-05 Curt Blefary [Curtis Le Roy], American baseball player (1965 AL rookie of year, The Sporting News Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-09-11 Mickey Hart, American drummer (Grateful Dead; Planet Drum), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-10-06 Michael Durrell, American actor (Shannon, V, Alice, Chiefs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-10-14 Anthony Iannaccone, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-10-22 Paul Zukofsky, American violinist and conductor (Cappricio), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1943-11-24 Richard Tee, American jazz and session pianist and arranger (Paul Simon - "Slip' Slidin' Away"; Peter Gabriel -"In Your Eyes"; Grover Washington, Jr - "Just The Two Of Us"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1943-12-08 Mary Woronov, Brooklyn Hgts NY, actress (Eating Raoul, Terror Vision)
  • 1943-12-09 Kenny Vance [Rosenberg], American musician (Jay and the Americans - "Come a Little Bit Closer"; "This Magic Moment"; The Planotones), and producer (Beaver Bown), born in Brooklyn, NYC
  • 1943-12-19 William DeVries, American cardiothoracic surgeon (artificial heart), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-12-22 Paul Wolfowitz, American political scientist & diplomat, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1944-02-01 Tommy Duffy, American musician (Echoes), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-02-05 Al Kooper [Kuperschmidt], American rock musician, record producer and songwriter (Blood Sweat & Tears; Super Session; Bob Dylan; The Tubes; The Banana Splits), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-02-20 Lew Soloff, American jazz trumpeter (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1944-02-24 Sheila Larkin, American actress (Deborah-Storefront Lawyer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-04-24 Tony Visconti, American music producer (David Bowie's Blackstar; Low; "Heroes"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-10-11 Mike Fiore, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-11-02 Jeffrey Alan Hoffman, American NASA astronaut (STS 51-D, 35, 46, 61, 75) and MIT professor, born in Brooklyn, New York

Al Michaels

1944-11-12 Al Michaels, American sportscaster (Miracle on Ice, American Football), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1945-03-12 Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, American mobster who testified against John Gotti, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-03-15 Mark J Green, American lawyer/author (Closed Enterprise System), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-04-20 Michael Brandon, American actor (Dempsey and Makepeace), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-05-24 Priscilla Presley, American actress (Jenna-Dallas, Naked Gun), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-08-05 Ja'net Dubois, American actress (Good Times, Beverly Hill 90210), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-08-21 Patty McCormack, American actress (Mama, Peck's Bad Girl, Ropers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-09-03 George Biondo, American rock bass player, and songwriter (Steppenwolf, 1970-76 - "Sparkle Eyes"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-11-20 Nanette Workman, American-Canadian singer and actress, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-11-27 Barbara Anderson, American actress (Eve-Ironside, Mission Impossible), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-12-20 Peter Criss [George Peter John Criscuola], American drummer and singer (Kiss - "Beth"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-01-28 Renne Jarrett, American actress (Nancy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-03-06 Martin Kove, American actor (Victor-Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-03-31 Gabe Kaplan, American comedian and actor (Welcome Back Kotter), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-04-07 Robert Metcalfe, American electrical engineer (invented Ethernet, 3Com), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-05-02 Lesley Gore [Goldstein], American pop singer ("It's My Party"; "You Don't Own Me"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1946-05-04 Richard L. Brodsky, American lawyer and NY State Assemblyman (D) (1983-2010), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-05-29 Robin Johnson, American actress (Times Square: Baby, It's You), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-06-26 Ricky Jay [Richard Potash], American magician and actor (Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1946-07-13 Bob Kauffman, American basketball forward (3-time NBA All Star), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1946-07-28 Douglas H Bosco, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-91), born in Brooklyn, New York

Janet Yellen

1946-08-13 Janet Yellen, American economist (Chair of US Federal Reserve 2014-18), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1946-09-04 David Liebman, American saxophonist and flautist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-03-07 Lewis J Stadlen, American stage and screen actor (Minnie's Boys - "Groucho"; Savages; Windy City; Benson), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-04-11 Uli Edel, German film director (Last Exit to Brooklyn), born in Neuenburg am Rhein, South Baden, Germany
  • 1947-04-12 Dan Lauria, American actor (Jack Arnold-Wonder Years), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-05-18 Candice Azzara, American actress (Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-05-19 Jerry Hyman, American rock trombonist (Blood Sweat & Tears, 1968-70), and chiropractor, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-05-25 Mitch Margo, American rocker (The Tokens, The Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1947-05-29 Mark Nelson, American crew member of Biosphere 2, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-06-14 Barry Melton, American guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-06-22 David L. Lander, American actor (Laverne & Shirley - "Squiggy"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)

Larry David

1947-07-02 Larry David, American actor, comedian and screenwriter (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1947-07-10 Arlo Guthrie, American singer ("Alice's Restaurant"; "City of New Orleans"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-07-18 Ayn Rumen, American actress (Janet-McLean Stevenson Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-09-20 Bruce Pasternack, American CEO (Special Olympics International 2002-07), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-10-03 Fred DeLuca, American co-founder of the Subway chain, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)

Richard Dreyfuss

1947-10-29 Richard Dreyfuss, American actor (Jaws, Nuts, Mr Holland's Opus), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1947-12-18 Eddie Antar, American businessman (Crazy Eddie Electronics Store), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1948-01-22 Gilbert Levine, American orchestral conductor, born in Brooklyn, New York

Ina Garten

1948-02-02 Ina Garten, American author and TV cooking show host (Barefoot Contessa, Food Network), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1948-03-31 Rhea Perlman, American Emmy Award-winning actress (Taxi - "Zena"; Cheers - "Carla"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-06-25 Michael Lembeck, American actor (Max-One Day at a Time), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-08-07 Marty Appel, American public relations executive and author, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-09-18 Ken Brett, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1948-10-05 Sal Viscuso, American actor (Soap, Montefuscos), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-11-14 Robert Ginty, American actor (Paper Chase, White Fire), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949-02-06 Richie Zisk, American retired baseball player & pro scout (Chicago Cubs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949-03-03 Richie Cannata, American music producer, multi-instrumentalist and studio owner, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949-03-21 Eddie Money [Mahoney], American rock singer-songwriter ("Two Tickets To Paradise"; 'Take Me Home Tonight"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1949-04-03 Lyle Alzado, American NFL defensive linesman (LA Raiders) and actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)

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